Category archive: Analyst

The iPhone 12 MagSafe: Foreshadowing a Connector-less Smartphone World?

Roger Isaac,
CTO, Keyssa

Whatever you think about Apple products (I happen to use Android), you have to give them credit for taking major steps that fundamentally change the way people use smartphones. I guess that should not be surprising. After all, Apple invented the category. Although Apple iPhones may not have all the bells and whistles of some of the other phones on the market, there are times when their newly announced phones foreshadow a trend that everyone in the industry acknowledges, but no one else dare take that step in the own products.

Such is the case with the iPhone 12 and its MagSafe wireless charger.

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Pogo Pins: A 40-Year-Old Technology

Guest Blog Post
David Pheteplace, Senior VP, Bishop & Associates

One of the older, widely used contacts, the pogo pin, has long established itself as a reliable and trustworthy technology for many applications. Named after the pogo stick toy over forty years ago, this golden spring-loaded contact has played a vital role in making temporary connections, usually for electronic testing, since it was first created.

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The BIG Deal About Connectors in Mobile Devices

Guest Blog Post
David Pheteplace, Senior VP, Bishop & Associates

Bishop & Associates is about connectors and interconnect research and metrics. I spend most of my working days thinking about connectors. Where are they used? How many are used? What are the benefits of different connector types and what are the problems? Ad infinitum. You might say I am obsessed. So why are mobile device connectors such a BIG deal?

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